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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 10, 2018 file photo Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, and Meghan the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry watch a flypast of Royal Air Force aircraft pass over Buckingham Palace in London. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to no longer use their HRH titles and will repay £2.4 million of taxpayer's money spent on renovating their Berkshire home, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday, Jan. 18. 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles

Jan. 18, 2020 6:04 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Hello, life as — almost — ordinary civilians. Prince Harry and wife Meghan will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds for their work under a deal that lets the couple step aside as working royals, Buckingham Palace...

Anti Brexit campaigner Steve Bray demonstrates outside Parliament in London, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Britain is due to leave the European Union on Jan. 31. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

UK treasury chief: Some businesses may hurt after Brexit

Jan. 18, 2020 4:12 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government has announced plans for special events on the night of Jan. 31 when the country officially leaves the European Union but the country's treasury chief has admitted that some U.K. business sectors will suffer as a result. Sajid Javid told the Financial Times in an...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2019 file photo, Charlotte Charles, mother of Harry Dunn, who died after his motorbike was involved in an August 2019 accident in Britain with Anne Sacoolas, wife of an American diplomat, speaks at a news conference joined by family members in New York. A British police chief on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 is requesting an urgent meeting to discuss road safety with the U.S. military after more reported incidents in the area where a British teen was struck and killed by a car driven by the wife of U.S. diplomat in August. Harry Dunn's parents Charlotte Charles and Time Dunn have travelled to Washington and met with President Donald trump in a bid to force Sacoolas to return to Britain to face trial. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, file)

Wrong-side drivers near air base used by US worry UK police

Jan. 18, 2020 3:55 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British police chief requested an urgent meeting with a U.S. military commander Saturday after learning of two more traffic incidents in the area where a teenage motorcyclist died in a collision with a car driven by an American diplomat's wife. Harry Dunn was killed when he was hit by a...

Manchester City's goalkeeper Ederson, left, and Manchester City's John Stones react after Manchester City's Fernandinho scores an own goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Man City held by Palace as EPL's big teams drop points

Jan. 18, 2020 3:20 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — On a standout day for the Premier League's underdogs and English managers, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all dropped points Saturday. Pep Guardiola's Manchester City was held 2-2 by Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace, further boosting Liverpool's title hopes, after...

English 2nd-tier soccer game stopped for homophobic chants

Jan. 18, 2020 3:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A game in English soccer's second tier between Millwall and Reading was briefly stopped due to apparent homophobic chants on Saturday. The assistant referee pointed out the anti-gay chants from sections of Millwall's supporters during the London club's 2-0 home win over Reading. With the...

In this undated photo made available by The Royal Mint, a view of a rare Edward VIII Sovereign coin. One of the world's most rare coins featuring  the uncle of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, has been purchased for 1 million pounds ($1.3 million) in a new record for the sale of a British coin. The historical oddity shows King Edward VIII before he abdicated the throne in 1936 in order to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson. The 22-carat gold coins were never released to the public. (The Royal Mint via AP)

Rare coin of Britain's King Edward VIII fetches record $1.3M

Jan. 18, 2020 12:29 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — One of the world's rarest coins, a gold piece bearing the image of Britain's King Edward VIII before his abdication, has sold for 1 million pounds ($1.3 million), setting a new record for a British coin. The historical oddity shows Edward, the uncle of Queen Elizabeth II, before he...

From left, Labour Members of Parliament, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Jess Phillips, Emily Thornberry, Lisa Nandy and Keir Starmer stand on the stage, during the first Labour leadership hustings at the ACC Liverpool, in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)

Contenders to lead UK Labour Party stress unity after loss

Jan. 18, 2020 11:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Politicians vying to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader of Britain's faltering Labour Party pleaded for unity during their first campaign event held Saturday in Liverpool. Most of the leading contenders called for senior party figures to stop attacking one another and to focus on coming up with...

UK announces plan to mark the Brexit moment on Jan. 31

Jan. 17, 2020 5:30 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government has announced plans for gala events on the night of Jan. 31 when the country officially leaves the European Union after a prolonged political stalemate. Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to make a speech that night to mark the occasion after holding a special Cabinet...

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford waits to restart after Manchester City scored their third goal of the game during the English League Cup semifinal first leg soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City and at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery

Jan. 17, 2020 3:05 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A trip to Anfield is a journey into Manchester United's deepest anxieties. Liverpool is the club setting the standards which United tries to emulate while dreading replicating Liverpool's three decades of anguish to reach this point. When United plays the world and European champions on...

Anti-government protesters stand atop a road sign and flash the victory sign as others block a main highway in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Protesters closed major roads in the capital Beirut and around wide parts of Lebanon paralyzing the country as the political crisis over the formation of a new government worsens. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Hezbollah warns of 'chaos' if Lebanon government delayed

Jan. 17, 2020 11:16 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A senior Hezbollah official warned Friday that Lebanon could fall into chaos and “complete collapse” unless a new government is formed. Sheikh Ali Daamoush's comments came amid more bickering between politicians on the formation of a new Cabinet amid a crippling financial crisis...